Stages of Social Enterprise Capital

Business Plan Blog

Growth or Expansion Stage: Once they have hit or surpassed financial break-even, the social enterprise may be able to access debt capital and to establish a credit history. Socially motivated lenders may be able to provide flexible or subordinate debt to a social enterprise.

Venture Capital and Hedge Funds

BeyondVC

The holdings — ranging from modest positions in startup companies to multibillion dollar corporate buyouts to a variety of more esoteric instruments, like subordinated debt — already amount to $65 billion, or 7% of hedge-fund investments, according to estimates by Freeman & Co., I can vividly remember during the boom being priced out of a few deals from some hedge funds who were willing to give money at a higher valuation with less oversight to eager entrepreneurs.